Regular Summer Hours:
Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 AM – 5 PM.
Saturdays & Sundays and National Holidays, 9:30 AM – 6 PM.


Admissions closes 1 hour prior to zoo closing. Our animals are most active in the morning hours, so plan to come early!

Important disclosure: Some of the animals may not always be viewable in their habitats. As a rescue zoo, our first priority at Austin Zoo is the comfort & contentment of our animals in residence. Our animals can choose at any time to be in their inside den areas if desired. No refunds for tickets will be provided.

We’re Hiring!

To view available positions, please visit our Employment page.

Planning a Visit from out of Town?

Stay at Austin Zoo’s AirBnB!

Austin Zoo Revue & Gala

SAVE THE DATE! September 9, 2023, 6 PM-10 PM @ Austin Zoo

Sponsorships available now. $500 – $5000, with event seats included.


Want an up-close-and-personal animal encounter?

Austin Zoo Summer Camps 2023

Let us be your child’s summer camp destination! Kids will participate in animal encounters, zoo-based science activities, crafts, active games, keeper chats, and more!




  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 – Alligators


  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center


  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center


  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 – Reptiles / Discovery Center


  • 10:00 AM – Porcupines
  • 11:00 AM – Parrots
  • 1:00 PM – Alligators

Saturdays & Sundays

  • 10:00 AM – Primates
  • 11:00 AM – White Tiger “Zulema”
  • 12:00 PM – Galapagos Tortoises
  • 1:00 PM – Black Bears

Austin Zoo Granite Paver Campaign

Please help us continue our mission of assisting animals in need through rescue, conservation and education while leaving your legacy at Austin Zoo.
Your personalized paver will be prominently displayed along the pathway that leads to our Gift Shop.
Your contribution to our granite paver campaign will be used to support habitat renovations and expansions for some of our rescued animals!

Each line will hold 15 characters, including letters, spaces and punctuation.
16 inches x 16 inches with 3 lines of engraving available for $1000
8 inches x 8 inches with 2 lines of engraving available for $500
4 inches x 8 inches with 1 line of engraving available for $100

For more information and to contribute to our Granite Paver Campaign, please click HERE.

Train rides are every half hour, from 11 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Saturdays and Sundays, every half hour from 11 am to 4:00 pm.

Please NOTE: The Train may occasionally not be operational, due to weather conditions or needed maintenance. Feel free to call the morning of your visit after 9:30 am to inquire. 512-288-1490

Tickets are $5 plus tax at the Train Depot.


Become an Austin Zoo Member!

Your membership will go into effect the day you visit the Zoo to pick up your membership packet. Click HERE to purchase your membership today!






How You Can Help Austin Zoo Animals

1. Donate today by clicking on the donate button you see below.

2. Purchase a yearly membership by clicking HERE. Your membership will expire one year from the date of member’ first visit to the Zoo. 

3. Mail us a check to: Austin Zoo PO Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709.

Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.